Sat 20 Apr 2024, 17:29 · Ash Harrison

Report: 'Amazing' Newcastle man now targeting Burnley game as a potential return from long-term injury

Report: 'Amazing' Newcastle man now targeting Burnley game as a potential return from long-term injury
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In a season that's had a bit of everything for Newcastle United fans one thing has been pretty constant - the shocking injury list.

Newcastle started the season with Joe Willock unavailable through injury and the list of names added below him as the weeks went on got longer and longer with no fewer than 14 first-team players missing at one point for Eddie Howe.

It hasn't just been little knocks keeping players out for a game or two, they've been long-term freakish injuries keeping some top players out for months at a time.

The Magpies will go into next season with Jamaal Lascelles and Sven Botman already on the long-term injury list with both having had ACL surgery recently and both set to be out for nine months each.

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Joelinton's return is not too far away

Joelinton has a return date in mind

Another big player for Newcastle who has undergone surgery this season is 27-year-old Joelinton who had groin surgery back in January which put the rest of his season in doubt.

Thankfully the player Ally McCoist dubbed as 'amazing' on TalkSPORT back in March, is recovering well and there's now even a potential return date according to The Chronicle.

Although Eddie Howe has said he doesn't want to rush Joelinton back into action, there's a feeling that he could be back in action as soon as 4th May when Newcastle take on Burnley.


We hope that J7 is 100% ready to return and not trying too much too soon

If true that could see J7 play a part in the Magpies' final four games of the season, one of which will be the crunch game against Manchester United which could have a huge bearing on who ends up in Europe next season.

We can't wait to see Joelinton back in action, but obviously, we'd rather he took his time and made sure he as 100% ready rather than pushing himself to come back and trying to be a hero.

There's been too much of that this season and it's rarely worked out for the better.